NY Magazine has the story: I'm not sure what this tells us. Other than the fact that (most) Americans don't really get British humor. That there is a long tradition in the gay community of adopting hurtful words; names and symbols as an expression of pride and defiance. The fact that there doesn't seem to be a lot of critical thinking going on in our 24/7 cable newsrooms. Or the fact that fourteen years after 9/11 - nobody in the newsroom of one of America's most prominent cable news networks has the faintest idea what Arabic script looks like - never mind being able to read it. Somebody in that organization should have thought a little more before putting this story on the air. But I'm glad they did. Because it made me laugh.